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Display Name: jonnifer
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so so perfect. I'm drooling over all the Chris Earl pieces - lucky to live with such talent!
I would never want to live in LA because of the traffic but man, I am green with envy over the weather!


Chris and Amber's Old + New Renovated Home House Tour
7/29/14 12:53 PM

what's up with all the re-posting these days??


Jesse & Leia's Inspired Americana Bungalow
7/26/14 12:11 PM

I tried to convince my husband to do an under cabinet fridge & freezer when we renovated our bungalow kitchen...the cost was our biggest factor for choosing the standard full-size. We definitely use the space now that we have it, but I think most people would adapt otherwise, especially if you lived in a nice city with a wide variety of fresh markets and restaurants.


What's Better in Small Kitchen: More Cabinets or Full-Size Fridge? Good Questions
7/24/14 11:17 AM

We never saw the point in having a baby monitor, but we co-slept for the first 7 months and then moved her into the room next to ours.
I have had several friends with those monitors that sounds an alarm when it senses your baby hasn't moved in a preset amount of time and many of them have been woken up in the middle of the night to a false alarm. No thanks.


Baby Monitoring: How Much Is Too Much?
7/24/14 10:17 AM

holy moly this place is gorgeous! to be able to have so much space, so beautifully put together in NYC...lucky!


Jocelyn Scrapes Back Her Loft House Tour
7/22/14 08:47 PM

I'm a landlord and would be very upset if something was done to the property without permission.

Our current tenant has been on the home for 4 years and asked before she did anything (so far she's installed shelving in some closets, landscaped in the backyard, painted the master bedroom, installed new curtain rods). Generally, if you're a good tenant and ask permission, I think many landlords will be flexible.

We did have one tenant a while back that took it upon herself to put in a vegetable garden...that's fine, except she did it in the middle of the backyard and put up a crappy fence and tore out all the grass. When she moved out, we had to repair that because it was so poorly done and meant the rest of the yard couldn't be used. In that case, we kept her security deposit and charged extra for the repairs.


Radical Renters: When Renters Make Big Changes
7/21/14 11:08 PM

ooh fantastic ideas. #1 is exactly what i need to do on the lower half of my windows, but i hate the look of those breezy cafe curtains. this will fit the bill nicely.


15+ Uses for Tension Rods You've Never Thought Of
7/17/14 03:40 PM

We have that type of mail slot in our door and have never worried about burglars. Given that this is the front door, I'm assuming this means it's in plain view? Honestly, I would be more concerned with securing windows/doors in the rear of the house than worrying about someone taking the risk of using a tool through a mail slot to go in the front door. Too much exposure.
If you want peace of mind, I second rubyr's suggestion: stop your mail delivery and tape up a piece of cardboard.


How To Make My New Mail Slot Burglar Proof? Good Questions
7/17/14 10:45 AM

I was so bummed when we drove a few hours on monday to grab a few things from IKEA and all the decor items I wanted (including that pillow) were out of stock. :(
Loving that Target lamp though. They've really stepped it up in the design department lately.


Scandinavian Style Decor That Looks Expensive, But Really Isn't
7/16/14 04:14 PM

we also did a Montessori inspired room, with the floor bed. I agree -- it's MARVELOUS! Nighttime feedings are super easy and our little girl, now 1, will quietly play in her room if she wakes up before we do.
this is very sweet!


Stella's Happy, Calm, Montessori-Inspired Room My Room
7/15/14 03:25 PM

So lovely!!


Darren's Castro Casa House Call
7/11/14 04:13 PM

We use top sheets with a thin cotton blanket in the warmer months. Neither are tucked in. In the winter, we add a quilt. I wash our sheets and blanket once a week.
We have a place setting for 12 (not china -- having dishes that are not for everyday use seems like a waste to me) but we entertain several times a month and they come in handy.

Things we definitely don't really need at home:
Fitted sheets. Use a flat sheet and tuck it in. I buy flat sheets all in the same size and can use them tucked in on our queen size bed, or our full size guest bed, or even our daughter's twin bed. Many uses, one item.

Lots of cleaning supplies. Vinegar, Borax, Bon Ami. Done.

Bathroom stuff: Something to wash your hair, something to wash your body. You could get even more efficient and use the same thing for both but I seriously don't understand friends that have so many products in their showers.

Pans or knives that come in sets. Really anything that comes in a set is usually a waste. You favor a few of them and the others just take up space.

Gadgets -- both kitchen and otherwise. I keep being gifted hand mixers, electric pop corn poppers, crepe maker, panini press, etc...I never ever use any of them.


Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/11/14 04:09 PM

This is gorgeous. Well done!!


Before & After: An Army Green Vintage Broyhill Goes AWOL
7/10/14 01:22 PM

My company (a huge multi-national) used Showhomes a few times when trying to sell homes we purchased from relocating executives. Most often than not, it was a waste of time and money. Good idea in theory but you have to have the right furnishings, etc for the house. Staging was nearly always a faster way to sell our company owned homes.


Family Lives in a Showhouse, Like Living Props Design News
7/10/14 01:17 PM

Yep, I'm with Muesli. Unless it's a comment on lack of cleanliness or mention of dog odor, I never care what other people think about my house. I'm the one living in it, not them.
Of course, our friends and family have never been the type to make nasty comments anyway. The closest I'll get is from my husband's grandmother..."oh, that new rug sure is interesting" ha ha.


Positive Ways To Deal with Other People’s Negative Opinions
(About Your Home)

7/10/14 01:14 PM

Nothing! Leave it as it. It's awesome.


How Should I Make Over This Odd Little Chair? Good Questions
7/9/14 05:54 PM

LOVE the wallpaper. Nice use for it.


Before & After: A Dusty Dresser Gets Dressed Up With Wallpaper
7/2/14 01:35 PM

We do the same (Montessori style) and it's never been an issue with our one-year old to have things on low shelves/within grasp.
This is a gorgeous nursery!
Can you give us the etsy store name for the prints?


Office Turned Fresh & Cheery Nursery My Room
6/28/14 10:30 AM

Nope. Maybe if we had a beach house where it would make a difference but in my area, we sleep with the windows open (we have screens and dogs) but not the doors.


Would You Sleep With The Doors Open?
6/27/14 11:54 AM

Printstagram is great! We've printed off more than a hundred photos that way and have no complaints. plus they can frame them.


Instagram Prints: Who Do You Recommend?
6/27/14 11:46 AM